Three questions to renew your purpose

Sep 6, 2023 | Insights

Answer these powerful, revealing, and valuable three questions when you want to rediscover or renew your purpose and direction.
The few years since my son left school and went his own way needed direction and purpose. These were classic empty nest years.

However, this year brought structure and direction, in part because I asked myself three questions:

  • What can I offer the world?
  • Who can help me?
  • Who can I help, and how?
What can I offer the world?

I decided to write down the answer and was surprised at the length of the list. First and foremost, I decided I could help people heal their relationship with money and organise their finances. The psychology of money has been a constant in my life. I even wrote a book on the subject.

As a business owner, I added the knowledge and skills gained from courses and experiences.

I also listed my mistakes, of which there were many, and the lessons I had learnt from them.

Who can help me?

I realised I needed help to escape the rut I was in. I found and retained a coach who specialised in coaching coaches. Her first question to me was: “Are you coachable?” I decided to swallow my ego, replied in the affirmative, let go of all my previous notions about running a coaching business, and opted to be open to all she suggested.

Friends and colleagues also provided informal help. My coach suggested I discuss their challenges with friends, relatives and associates. Not only was this revealing, but many also gave me excellent suggestions for redesigning my business.

What do people want from me?

The more I probed, the deeper the problems I found. There is truth in the adage that the presenting issue is never the real issue.

I spoke to my peer group whose kids had recently left school. I discovered that even the most resourceful and determined parents struggled with money, health, ageing parents, empty houses, relationships, purpose, work/life balance, “enoughness,” retirement and more.

A way forward

And in the answers to these three questions, I discovered a way forward. I realised I was extremely well-positioned to support parents whose kids have left home while they reorganise their lives and money. In so doing, I could help them fulfil their higher aspirations of growing their wealth, making a difference and living with grace and style.

Of course, further questions arose as I discovered answers. However, these three questions are powerful, revealing, and worth asking yourself when you lose direction.

My name is Jeremy Deedes. I work with seasoned independent consultants to make sense of their finances and develop a better relationship with their money. This transformative approach allows my clients to achieve their personal and professional goals with confidence and clarity, paving the way for a calmer, more fulfilling path at home and work.

Discover your money maturity score by taking the Money Maturity Quiz at It’s free, takes only a few minutes, and you will get your score and recommendations by email immediately.

Then, use the link below to schedule a free 20-minute call with me so we can start you on the path to understanding your money and creating a new story to tell your family and friends.

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Photo by Kaylah Matthews on Unsplash

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